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Invitation to an Art Talk by Mr Saki Mafundikwa  @ Hellenic International Academy 31 May 2012

Hellenic is pleased to announce that this terms Art Talk will be given by the Founder and Director of ZIVA:  Mr Saki Mafundikwa.  If you are discussing typography in Africa then you will come across Saki Mafundikwa who is a visionary graphic artist that has influenced typography and graphic design all around the world. He holds a Masters of Fine Art at Yale and a BA in Telecommunications and Fine Arts from Indiana  University. He left a successful design career in New York to return to his home country and open Zimbabwe’s first Graphic Design and New Media School in Harare called the Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA).

Saki is the author of ‘Afrikan Alphabets: The story of writing in Afrika’, a comprehensive review of African writing systems. He has participated in exhibitions and workshops around the world, contributed to a variety of publications and lectured about the globalization of design and the African aesthetic. His ambition is nothing less than to jump-start an African renaissance. We are honored to say that Saki will be talking about Afrikan Alphabets at Hellenic Academy. This will be a rare treat to hear such an accomplished artist and writer.

Thursday, 31 May, at 5.30 in the Art Room , Hellenic International Academy, 42-26 Basset Crescent, New Alexandra Park, Harare Refreshments will be served.  No tickets required (voluntary donation on door).

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